The big news coming this week from the Chelsea camp is the resigning of defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic from Benfica. The 26-year-old, who left the club as a part of the deal that saw David Luiz come to the Premier League, was signed for a reported fee of £21m.
The Serbian insisted that he is ready to face Manchester United but Mourinho has revealed that he won’t start with Matic, out of respect for his existing players.
Mourinho further added that defender Branislav Ivanovic will also miss out, while Frank Lampard, who missed the last three weeks after picking up a muscle injury against Liverpool, could return.
Thus, expect Cesar Azpilicueta to start at the right back while John Obi Mikel to partner Ramires at the centre of midfield.
Prediction: 2-1. Chelsea have won 10 of their last 11 home matches while are undefeated in their last 5 matches against Man Utd in all competitions.